Please take note that Month 4 is only 3 weeks long, and the next turn-in Friday is on December 14. Month 5 will start on Monday, December 17, the week prior to Winter break.
P.A.L.S. Tutors Available
Tuesdays-Thursdays / 8:30-10:30 / Room 7
Calling all students in grades K-6! The P.A.L.S. Lab wants you! We have a stellar group of trained tutors who are eager to work with their younger peers.
Parents, please sign your child in at the Makerspace and be sure they bring a check-in form filled out (or you can fill it out at drop off) so the tutor knows what they need to work on. At the end of the session, the tutor will fill out the bottom portion of the form to let you know what was completed and how things went.
Take advantage of the synergy created from cross-age tutoring, benefitting both the tutor and the tutee!
**** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ****
Wednesday, November 28 / 2:00-3:00 / Room 17B
All parents are invited to attend the School Site Committee (SSC) meeting. The SSC is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff, and students. Our Council identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets to support these programs. More information, agendas, and minutes can be found on our SSC/SGT webpage. For questions, please contact Principal Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, December 5 / 6:00-7:00pm / MEA Auditorium
Mr. Johnson’s students will showcase some of the musical pieces they have learned this year. Everyone is invited to come enjoy our Beginning Orchestra, Beginning Band, Choir, Advanced Orchestra, and Advanced Band as they perform for your listening pleasure!
Author Visit & Holiday Hoopla
Thursday, December 6 / Auditorium
12:00-1:00 AUTHOR VISIT
Children's book author, Henry Herz, will be visiting the Mt. Everest Academy community! Mr. Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children, but everyone is welcome to attend. He will have his books available for purchase until 2:00pm! Plus, it's a thrill to have a book signed by the author!
1:00-2:00 HOLIDAY HOOPLA
Come create holiday art with crafty facilitators Mrs. Flo, Ms. Suzie, and Mrs. Vivian! We promise a fun time for all!
Friday, December 7 / 10:00-1:00
NTC at Liberty Station / 2875 Dewey Road
Don't miss the annual MEA Ice Skating Event! No sign ups are needed. Just let the ticket office know that you're with the Mt. Everest Academy group, and the cost for each skater will be $5.00. For questions please contact Ms. Nancy Mullen, email@example.com
Save the date for our annual Legoland field trip! Sign up by 12/21.
When: Friday, Feb. 8
What: Tickets include admission to both Legoland and the Sea Life aquarium
Cost: Tickets for children are $15, adults are $32 (unless you sign up in a 3:1 ratio with children. Then adults are $15)
Free parking passes are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Come sign up and pay (cash only) at the front office by 12/21. Yay!
Theatre Co.- Save the dates!
Pre Audition Meeting/Workshop: December 13th (Time TBD)
Monday, January 7th from 12-2pm
Tuesday, January 8th from 1:30-3:30
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 9th from 12-2pm
First Rehearsal: Wednesday, January 16th
**** ANNOUNCEMENTS ****
Toy and Gift Card Drive
Mt. Everest Academy is having another toy and gift card drive this year for the San Diego Center for Children. The SD Center for Children provides services to children and teens struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral health challenges. You can help make their season brighter by giving a new unwrapped item from this Wish List.
We're collecting the new toys and gift cards until December 5. A donation bin is located in the front office. Thank you in advance to this beautiful MEA community!
High School reps needed for our School Site Council
The SSC is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff, and students. Our Council identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets to support these programs. More information, agendas, and minutes can be found on our SSC/SGT webpage.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
If you are interested in representing the student body and can make the meetings listed below, please nominate yourself by emailing Principal Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org
All meetings are on a Wednesday, 2:00-3:00.
- November 28
- January 16, 2019
- February 13
- March 20
- April 24
- May 22
See's Fundraiser Update
Hello MEA Families!
Thank you so much to all of you who participated in our See’s fundraiser! The candy should be available for pick up next week-a final confirmation will go out next Monday! Candy will be available in the main office.
Prizes for students in K-6 (prize box) will be available in the next few weeks before our December break. (Look to the Monday Message for details!) The breakfast/ice cream get together will happen in January.
Prom ticket announcement will happen once totals are tallied!
We are still finalizing totals and are accepting any stray orders this week through Thursday at the absolute latest. A final order will go in next Thursday afternoon.
Again, we are so appreciative to those who participated in getting donations and candy orders for our school. All of our profit goes back to YOU, our school community, so we may foster fun and learning together.
Any questions or concerns feel free to contact me any time! Miss Barb email@example.com
Where in the world is Ms. Pachon?
Ms. Pachon's incredible adventures continue!
- Discovered delicious recipes for vegan Vietnamese food
- Flew from Nepal to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam
- Her phone was stolen in Hanoi
- Explored the beautiful Cat Ba Island in Vietnam on a motor scooter
- Climbed to the top of Monkey Island
Check it out at http://gtherewego.com/
**** EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ****
Please find the most up-to-date schedule on our website, This schedule is a work in-progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.
If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for folks wanting to share talents in science, technology, robotics, and the arts! All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.
Tuesdays / 12:30-1:00 / Room 7
Come learn beginning crochet! Our first project will be using chains and pinwheels to make holiday decorations.
**** COUNSELING CORNER ****
**** LIBRARY ****
4th grade Library Time
There will be no 4th grade Library Time this Thursday at 12:00 as Ms. Vivian will be reading them a story in their class.
5th grade Library Time
Starting next week on Tuesday, Dec. 4, Library Time for 5th graders will change from meeting on Wednesdays to Tuesdays at 12:30.
October reading logs are due, come and turn them in to Miss Vivian or Miss Suzy. You will receive your coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, plus a November reading log.
**** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ****
Saturday, December 1 and/or Saturday, December 10
9:00am-12:00pm / Mesa College
Treobytes, in partnership with San Diego Mesa College, has developed a series of STEAM Special Projects. They will take students beyond the fundamentals and develop intermediate to advanced skills. The students will be partnered with college mentors to collaborate and develop projects leading to competitions and industry exposure.
The STEAM Special Project workshops will cover the following topics:
- Solar Rollers - Microprocessors and R/C Controlled racers
- Programming - Humanoid NAO
- Introduction to Virtual Reality
- Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing
King Tides Project
Sunday, December 23 / 3:00-5:00pm
Monday, January 21 / 9:00-11:00am
King Tides are coming! Students can contribute to a citizen science project to photograph the highest high tides of the year. King tides photos offer a living record of the changes to our coast and a glimpse of what our daily tides will look like in the future as a result of sea level rise. Students can take their own photos and upload them to the California King Tides website.
Visit https://www.coastal.ca.gov/kingtides/ to find King Tides times and heights for a location near you, info on how to participate in the project, a gallery of King Tides photos, a calendar of more than a dozen community events (like King Tides nature walks and beach cleanups), and more.
"Christmas on Broadway"
Saturday, December 8
12:00 / 3:30 / 7:00pm
San Diego Ice Arena
Many of our ice-skating MEA students will be in this show!